SHS Weekly Update

September 18, 2021

Principal's Update

I would like to continue to say thank you for the community support and all of the tips from students that have led to a crackdown on those that try to destroy school property. I would like to reiterate that there were no actual threats last week and I would like to add that social media has changed the ways our children interact with the world. Tic Tok in particular is encouraging students to do things that are damaging our school, spreading fear, and the attention students are getting is promoting bad behavior.

The truth is that social media is not going away and will likely be more intrusive in the educational setting as we move forward. As a parent myself I believe that the way this is fixed is through diligent checking of our child's online footprint. I would not begin to tell people how to parent but I do believe that checking our children's tic tok accounts would help to stop much of the nonsense that has occured not only across Strongsville but the nation. I have received phone calls about tic tok videos from as far away as Florida due to videos going viral. As I go through the college process with my senior daughter I have found more and more schools are checking students online footprints before giving them scholarships and at some of the more competitive schools who gets admitted can be influenced by what the student has posted online. If a student is posting rumors that induce panic and create fear they will continue to receive consequences including an out of school suspension.

SHS is a place for learning and academic achievement. We gave over 1,000 AP tests last year, sent many students into the military, workforce, and colleges. This is what is important and we will get rid of the rest of these issues one way or another.

Finally I am asking you to reach out to me with any questions that can address rumors and things being spread around the community. If you read something online there is a very probable chance that it is not entirely based in truth or has started in truth and has been dramatically changed as it spread. If you reach out to me I will respond and give you the facts.

I am allowing a return to the old backpack policy but will remove them if the damage begins to occur again.

Thank You,

Bill Wingler
Principal: SHS


A huge thank you to the Strongsville Police Department for their support and ensuring that all staff, students, and community members feel safe. We are blessed to have such a responsive police department.

Strongsville High School Parent Teacher Conferences 1st Semester 2021

When are Parent Teacher Conferences for the first semester at Strongsville High School?

  • Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on WED September 29th & TUES October 5th from 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

Where and how will Parent Teacher Conferences take place?

  • This year we are pleased to announce that you will have the opportunity to select from 3 different ways to hold Parent Teacher Conferences. You can select to have a scheduled phone conference, Google Meet (virtual platform), or an in person Face-to-Face conference.

How do you sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences for the first semester?

  • Please use this LINK

  • Please select the teachers you would like to have a conference with and fill out the Form.

What you need to know for in person Face-to-Face Parent Teacher Conferences.

  • Please note that the primary option that we are asking for Conferences to take place is through the use of Google Meet.

  • It is highly recommended that all visitors during Parent Teacher Conferences wear a face covering.

  • Please observe 6 FT social distancing while in the building.

What you need to know if you selected a Google Meet.

  • Our teachers will be emailing you a Google Meet link or Calendar Invite so you can access Google Meet for your virtual conference.

When is the deadline to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences?

  • The deadline to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences is Fri September 24th at 3:00 pm.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that Strongsville City Schools has a renewal levy (Issue 68) on the upcoming November ballot? This is a renewal levy, which means there are no new taxes. One of our District’s goals is “Financial Prudence.” We are proud of the national recognition our Treasurer’s Office has received for financial reporting, budget presentation, and overall fiscal transparency since 2016. Strongsville City Schools continues to appreciate and be good stewards of the financial support received from our community.


Have questions about our District Operating Procedures for this school year? You can view a recorded presentation by Superintendent Ryba HERE and view the presentation slides HERE.


Mrs. Sweigart’s “Food & Culinary Fundamentals” class at SHS had a chance to harvest vegetables from the community garden and make salsa from the various tomatoes and peppers growing in this garden. The garden has been planted by Mr. Edmonds, Intervention Specialist at SHS, with the help of some of his students. The teachers are looking forward to continuing to collaborate on more projects and connecting their classes for additional learning opportunities.


Congratulations to our Food Services team and cafeteria workers at Strongsville High School. This past Wednesday, they set a new school record - serving 1,011 lunches to our high school students! This is the first time EVER that SHS has topped 1,000 lunches served.


Strongsville City Schools encourages students, teachers, staff, parents, and other members of our community to report any instances of potential violence, bullying, self-harm or any other issue where students may be at risk. Click HERE for additional Stay Safe. Speak Up! Information on the District’s website. Reporting incidents can be made anonymously online or through a toll free number (​1-866-listen2me / 1-866-547-8362).


Homecoming will be on Saturday October 9th from 7-10 pm

Here is the plan for homecoming:

Homecoming will be outdoors at the stadium with a variety of activities and options for students. Stiletto style heels will not be permitted on the track or field (which will be the dancefloor).

There is no rain date, if the weather does not permit the dance it will be moved inside our 2 gyms and will require masks.

There will be no students from other schools permitted to attend.

Specific details will be shared soon.

September is Childhood Cancer month and the the high school boys & girls lacrosse teams need your help!

We will be participating in Usborne Books, Cuddle Bear event. For each $25 we raise, a book and stuffed bear will be donated to University Hospitals Pediatric Oncology Floor. Usborne is a partner with with the Scott Carter Foundation and a portion of proceeds for each Cuddle bear set that is sold will go to pediatric cancer research.

Money will be collected via venmo @cuddlebeardrive (last four phone digits 1358). If you make a donation via venmo and want a player to get "credit" for the donation, please specify the players name in your donation. The two players from each team who raise the most money will get to take the Cuddle Bear sets to Rainbow and get treated to lunch!

All donations must be in by noon on September 24th. Each team has set a goal to raise $1500!

Thank you for your donation! Let's do big things together!

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SHS Leadership Academy

On Wednesday September 15th we had our first of 3 leadership seminars for student leaders in the building.

Over 50 student leaders were part of the interactive session to hone their leadership skills to prepare for the future work of solving problems in our building.

The training was interactive and supported the growth of leadership skills for our students.


The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on October 13th. We are allowing all students in grades 9-11 to participate in the test this year. Registration will open on September 22 at 7:00 a.m. on the high school website. Registration will close on October 6th at 11:59 p.m. There will not be any late registrations allowed.


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

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Price is just $59 for Strongsville High School students.

To participate, please complete the registration form below & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at, using a credit card for the $59 payment.

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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________

Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________

City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________

Telephone ____________________________ Email address ___________________________________

To register, please complete the information above & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at, using a credit card for the $59 payment. Thank you!

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